Lecture Highlights 50th Anniversary of “Exodus” by Leon Uris

Leon Uris’ biographer Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, visits campus next Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss the legacy of Uris’ seminal work “Exodus.”

First published by Doubleday in 1958, “Exodus” tells the story of the founding of the state of Israel and became an international publishing phenomenon–it has since been translated into more than 50 languages and was made into a 1960 film starring Paul Newman.

The lecture, “Leon Uris and Exodus: 50 Years Later,” organized by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, is free and open to the public and will be held in the Protho Theater at the Harry Ransom Center.

Check out the Leon Uris archive at the Harry Ransom Center for more information about Uris’ work and legacy.